Tamil Diplomat

Greece MPs vote on key bailout deal

Greek members of parliament are voting on a new bailout agreement, after debating through the night.

The proposed deal involves tax rises and spending cuts in return for a third international bailout of about €85bn (£61bn).

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said he is confident he will win the vote, but some senior members of his Syriza party are defying the government. The debate itself was preceded by hours of often angry exchanges in parliament (BBC News, 2015), .